Founded in 1963, Italian suspension and vibration dampening specialist Bitubo entered the motorcycle suspension market in 1975 and since then has become a familiar name in the street, sportsbike and MX markets with a fine pedigree of track success and product innovation.
The brand name of ‘Bitubo’ originates from a famous pair of shock absorbers connected by two compensating rubber pipes that were an immediate hit in the paddocks of MotoGP and other race series.
Fast forward to the 21st century and Bitubo’s product for their Harley aftermarket and custom V-twin applications is gaining a growing reputation for their construction quality and race-bred technology.
An upgrade for Harleys and custom bikes, WME22V2 shocks feature stepless rebound and compact hydraulic spring preload adjustment than can be tuned manually with a simple hex tool or the optional 20 click adjustment knob that delivers 10 mm of spring preload tuning.
The shock body is constructed from high-resistance alloy steel with a CNC-machined aluminum head. The shocks are Nitrogen gas pressurized with internal oil/gas floating piston. The shock body is completely black; the piston rod is in steel alloy and the springs are in chrome silicon steel alloy and available chrome or black.
They are also available in longer and shorter hydraulic spring adjustment versions.
Also available in longer or shorter versions, the added compression tuning on Bitubo’s top-of-the-line WMT22V2 ‘Dark Edition’ custom shocks allows for a more sophisticated and precise set-up with more adjustment options, meaning the installation can be tuned to the rider’s weight and the use of the bike (two-up, luggage, urban cycle, highway cruising etc).